Annual Sketchfest guarantees comedic relief from life’s ups and downs


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Annual Sketchfest guarantees comedic relief from life’s ups and downs
By FrankCarlo Mills

Thursday, January 16, 2014

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Comedian and cartoonist Mike Capozzola will present his multi-media, one-man comedy show “I Ink Alone” during the 13th annual SF Sketchfest at the Cartoon Art Museum.

If you go
Where: The SF Sketchfest takes place at different locations around San Francisco.

When: Thursday to Feb. 9. Different dates have different times, events and venues.

Cost: Prices range from $15 to $300, depending on the show and venue.

Information: www.sfsketchfest.com (click the “About,” “Performers,” and “Schedule” links)

Considerations: For complete venues, shows, pricing and ordering tickets, visit the SF Sketchfest website. The SF Sketchfest was formed in 2001 by David Owen, Cole Stratton, and Janet Varney to showcase the talent of six different Bay Area sketch groups. The festival debuted on January 2002 at the Shelton Theater in downtown San Francisco. For complete venues, shows, pricing and ordering tickets, visit the SF Sketchfest website.

Are any of you out there suffering from a broken funny bone? Has life’s complicated details left you in the dumps trying to make sense of it all? Fear not, for there is an event that promises to cheer you up.

From Thursday to Feb., 9, the 13th annual San Francisco Comedy Festival — “SF Sketchfest” — will put a smile on everyone’s face with its many improv, sketches and stand-up comedy routines and performances!

The Sketchfest not only guarantees fun and humor for everyone, even newcomers to comedy, it also pays tribute to many classic comedy treasures fondly remembered by all of us

Different Sketchfest events will feature several in-person tributes to great entertainers, such as Alan Arkin, Tenacious D, Key & Peele, and more, as well as anniversary screenings of “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Revenge of the Nerds,” “Top Secret!,” “Cabin Boy,” and “Footloose.”

There will also be spotlights and cast reunions of several comedy shows from our past, such as “Inside ‘Inside Amy Shumer,” “Farewell ‘Futurama” and “Becoming ‘Enlightened,” and live radio events such as “Wits” with John Moe, “NPR’s Ask Me Another,” and “StarTalk Live.”

More theatrical events include “Celebrity Autobiography: The Music Edition” and the “Thrilling Adventure Hour,” along with improv, stand-up comedy, sketches, variety routines, storytelling and more.

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